Professor Michael Zingale
Department of Physics and Astronomy
7:30 pm Room 001 ESS Building
Friday, April 27, 2012

Motion in the Skies

Even without a telescope, we can learn a lot about our place in the Universe by looking at the motions of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars. In this talk we will discuss some of the significance of some of these early basic astronomical observations. Next time you look up at the skies, you will have a better understanding of the motions you see.

Prof. Zingale is an Associate Professor of Astronomy in Stony Brook's department of Physics and Astronomy. This is his seventh year at Stony Brook, coming most recently from a postdoctoral position at the University of California at Santa Cruz. His research is in modeling stellar explosions and the basic physics therein, and he is an expert in numerical hydrodynamics.